Papers of the Buckler and Hollis Families

  • This material is held at
  • Reference
      GB 161 MSS. Top. gen. a. 11-19, b. 65-71, c. 103, e. 131-4; Eng. lett. a. 1, c. 335, d. 351
  • Dates of Creation
      19th century
  • Language of Material
  • Physical Description
      24 shelfmarks

Scope and Content

Drawings, prints and other papers of the Buckler and Hollis families, including:  

  • Topographical engravings and drawings by John Buckler, R.C. Buckler, George Buckler, and J.C. Buckler
  • Engravings by Thomas and George Hollis for Monumental effigies of Great Britain, pts. i-vi

Administrative / Biographical History

The Buckler family includes John Buckler (1770-1851), topographical artist, architect and antiquary, Richard C. Buckler (1802-1829), George Buckler (1811-1886), and John Chessell Buckler (1793-1894), architect and antiquary. The Hollis family includes Thomas Hollis (1818-1843), topographical engraver, and George Hollis (1793-1842), topographical engraver. Details for John Buckler, Thomas Hollis and George Hollis are given in the Dictionary of National Biography.

Access Information

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Acquisition Information

The collection was bought from F.J. Carlos in 1975.


Collection level description created by Emily Tarrant, Department of Special Collections and Western Manuscripts.

Other Finding Aids

M. Clapinson and T.D. Rogers, Summary Catalogue of Post-Medieval Western Manuscripts in the Bodleian Library Oxford. Acquisitions 1916-1975. (Oxford, 1991), vol. II, nos. 54067-90.